How do we picture Scripture? That is what is/are the (unconscious) models in our heads as we read and use the Bible? This ‘cast refers particularly to Gen 18:20ff. and Amos 7. How did God reveal Scripture, by dictation as with Moses, by some less sharp inspiration as seems to have been the case for prophets? And why do the four gospels not all sound alike? _________________________________________________ Things have been very busy for a while now, so I thought I’d recycle some old podcasts. This one and its follow up, to come, were done back in 2007 when this podcast was pretty new, and IRead More →

Please excuse one post not related to audio talks about biblical study, but while we’ve been in Thailand our son Thomas and his wife Melissa have been hard at work preparing the family bach for sale. They have finished and it is on the market. Part of the view from the deck We are all sad, but need to sell it to pay for a new home outside Tauranga. Thomas and Melissa have done a superb job of renovating, so that it not only looks smart, but is also much more convenient and comfortable. From the convenient new kitchen to the living and dining area.Read More →

Having just posted about the (no longer MIA) Biblical Studies Carnival ?? I then find myself double tagged for the 11111: The Binary Biblical Studies Carnival Meme which is far too many numbers and indeed writing systems for numbers for my poor little head 🙁 I say double tagged, since my first and real tagger Biblical Studies and Technological Tools actually tagged me on 5 Minute Bible, but I just don’t have time to organise a 5 or even 4 minute podcast with cynical or entertaining post titles for other, so far untagged biblical studies bloggers, and anyway, this meme was started to make upRead More →

For more than a decade I’ve wanted an easy way to make Bible references like these: Amos 9:7; Ruth 4:7 link to the Bible or to popup the verses cited, I put a lot of work into doing that for the Amos commentary. Now, thanks to the nice folk at Logos, who I expect will benefit from their kindness through lots of links 😉 I have been able to add this facility to this blog, and to my others,. It automatically takes most Bible references I type and uses Sean’s clever Bibleref system to add the verse as a popup, and make the reference aRead More →